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Old 16 January 2014, 02:13   #1
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Hi, can anybody help? I am looking to attain my commercially endorsed advanced level powerboat in the hope that I can gain employment as a driver. I have come across some providers down south that look amazing but I am wondering if there are any that could be recommended a bit nearer home in lancashire. I would really appreciate any feedback. Chris
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Old 16 January 2014, 02:27   #2
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Try Giving Jakey at ring at Glasson sea school, probably nearest to you, I know he has an advanced course running at the moment, and they are hoping to do the CE at the same time. 07771926689 (John Jaques)
Make sure you have all the other requirements, PPR, Sea survival, VHF, First Aid, Medical (ENG 1 / ML5)
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Old 16 January 2014, 02:40   #3
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try Safewater training in New Brighton, good setup there

or Hoylake Sailing School, they can do all commercial endorsements for whatever you want
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It is worth researching the training schools carefully (as you are doing). In the courses I have done I found that some RYA training schools were much better than others. I cannot recommend any as all my tidal powerboat training was done on the south coast.
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I agree with Chris regarding doing some research, not all RYA centres are the same

I suggested Safe Water Training as I have experience of their training, I have done all of my practical courses there, some of the staff are on the local lifeboat crew, they do commercial work themselves, so they understand what they are doing, not just following a training manual

I also suggested Hoylake Sailing School as I have experience of their shore based courses, they only use experienced staff who know what they are talking about and can explain in great depth the subject matter, which I found a great help! they offer all commercial endorsements as far up the scale as you would ever want to go, and also offer the practical endorsements

well worth checking out both websites or give them a call, but as Chris has said do your research, don't just go with the cheapest option as you may not get value for money

by the way, I've no experience of Trell's suggestion Glasson Sea School, so not suggesting those I've recommended are any better, just giving you more options
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Thank you so much everyone for such a fabulous response. I really do appreciate it. Chris.
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Wavelength training (They're on here - search for the user 'wavelength') are based in Fleetwood/Knott End and I can highly recommend them.
Not sure if they're doing much training at the moment, I think Dave is busy driving Windcats, but it's worth a call/email.
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Tried him. He couldnt help. Must be a busy chap though. Shame because he dis look good. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Chris. Have you got your advanced and just want to endorse it, or are you after the whole thing?

Reason is I am after my advanced and quite fancy doing the commercial as well, and as I am already a boat master shouldn't have to complete all the extra stuff.

Think we are from the same part of the world so let me know how you get on.
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At the moment I am just level 2. Still endorsable. But want to do intermediate and advanced asap. I am just unsure where and how to go about it
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